Adoption  of
Ruby  Hester  Yarbrough


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Shelby Circuit Court
October Term 1908
Box 834 57-366
Petition for the Adoption of  Ruby Hester Yarbrough
Sarah Jane Weaver  Petitioner
Edward H. Chadwick Atty for Petitioner

State of Indiana In the Shelby Circuit Court
County of Shelby                         October Term 1908

Petition

In the Matter of the Adoption of Ruby Hester Yarbrough

            The undersigned, Sarah Jane Weaver, a resident of Shelby County, Indiana, respectfully shows to the Court that she is an unmarried woman, being a widow; that she desires to adopt as her child and heir at law Ruby Hester Yarbrough, a female infant who was born on the 15th day of February, A.D., 1905, and is therefore now past the age of three (3) years; that said infant is now a resident of Shelby County, Indiana; that said infant has no property, real or personal, of any description or value whatever; that the mother of said infant is dead; that said infant was not born in lawful wedlock, as this petitioner is informed and believes; but the name and residence of the father of said child, if living, is unknown to this petitioner, and said father, if living, has never contributed to any extent to the support or care of said child. The Petitioner further shows that she is a resident of Shelbyville, in said County and State, and that she is able properly to care for, support and educate said child.
            Said Petitioner, being duly sworn, on her oath, declares the above stated facts to be true; and she therefore prays the Court a decree be entered in this Matter of the adoption of said infant by said Petitioner; and that the name of said infant be changed to Ruby Hester Weaver.

Sarah Jane Weaver
Subscribed and Sworn to before me, the undersigned, this 10th day of November, A.D. 1908
Edward H. Chadwick Notary Public Shelby County, Indiana
Commissioned to July 27th 1912                                        

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In the Matter of the Adoption of Ruby Hester Yarbrough
            Comes now Sarah Jane Weaver and files the following verified Petition, praying therein for an Order of this Court adopting as her child and heir at law an infant, named Ruby Hester Yarbrough, which petition is in the words and figures following, towit: (here insert)
            And the Court having examined said Petition, and heard evidence thereon, now finds the averments therein contained to be true, that is to say that said infant is a female child; that said child was born on the 15th day of February 1905 and is, therefore, past the age of three years, and not yet four years old. That said infant has no property of any description or nature, real or personal, whatever; that the mother of said child is dead; that said child was not born in lawful wedlock; that the name and whereabouts of the father of said child is unknown; that the father of said child, if living, has not and does not contribute in any manner nor to any extent to the support of said child; and that for the well being and advantage of said child the prayer of said Petitioner herein ought to be granted.
            It is therefore, now ordered and decreed by the Court that said infant, Ruby Hester Yarbrough, be and she is hereby Adopted as the child and heir at law of said Petitioner, and that from and after this date and be known by the name of her said adopted mother, towit:  Ruby Hester Weaver; and that she have and receive, by descent or otherwise, all rights and interests in the estates of said adopted mother that she would be entitled to of said adopted motherís natural heir.

Transcribed by Barb Huff

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